HyperDic: plea-bargain

English > 1 sense of the word plea-bargain:
VERBcommunicationplea-bargainagree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge
English > plea-bargain: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningagree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"If he plea-bargains, he will be sent to a medium-security prison for 8 years"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderagreeconsent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
Nounsplea bargain, plea bargaining(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge

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